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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:1 - The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:2 - To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:3 - To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:4 - To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:5 - A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:6 - To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:7 - The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:8 - My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:9 - For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:10 - My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:11 - If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:12 - Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:13 - We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:14 - Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:15 - My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:16 - For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:17 - Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:18 - And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:19 - So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:20 - Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:21 - She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:22 - How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:23 - Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:24 - Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:25 - But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:26 - I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:27 - When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:28 - Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:29 - For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:30 - They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:31 - Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:32 - For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:33 - But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

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